Collection of Russian and Ukrainian posters, 1917-1921

Collection Data

In 2002, Paul S. Hall and Dorothy F. Hall donated 104 Russian and Ukrainian posters dating from 1917-1921 to the Slavic and Baltic Division, effectively doubling the Library's holding of early Soviet posters. The posters had belonged to a Hall relative, Benjamin Blattner (1890-1956), an investigative accountant who served with Governor Thomas E. Dewey and District Attorney Frank S. Hogan combating racketeering and fraud in New York State. Like Harold M. Fleming (1900-1971), whose collection is also owned by the Library, Blattner had worked in famine relief in the early Soviet era, in his case, with the Joint Distribution Committee. In December 2003, Alex Rabinovich donated thirty-four additional original posters from the Russian Revolution and Civil War further enhancing these holdings. The collection contains examples by internationally-recognized graphic artists such as Dmitrii Moor (Orlov) (1883-1946) and Viktor Deni (Denisov) (1893-1946).
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1917 - 1921
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: Slav. Reserve+++ 02-4478
Political posters -- Soviet Union -- History
Acquisition: Collection was gathered by Mr. Benjamin Blattner during the years 1922-1923.
Acquisition: Gift from Dorothy F. and Paul Hall.
Language: Text in Russian and Ukrainian. [Some also in Lithuanian and Tatar.]
Physical Description
Extent: 104 posters ; 112 x 78 cm and smaller; the smallest: 22 x 18 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15496176
RLIN/OCLC: 50592929
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46b00150-c6cc-012f-f574-58d385a7bc34
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